Taiwan crewmen submit testimony in Philippine shooting probe
MANILA (AFP) - Three crewmen from a Taiwanese fishing boat that was fired upon by Philippine coastguards in an incident that sparked a diplomatic row submitted their sworn statements to prosecutors in Manila on Monday.
The prosecutors are preparing homicide charges against eight coastguards over the shooting death of 65-year-old crew member Hung Shih-cheng on May 9.
The charges were a key demand from Taipei as both sides move to mend bilateral ties.
The crewmen - two Taiwanese and an Indonesian - were accompanied by diplomats and interpreters as they submitted their statements.